This easy walk starts out from a parking lot on 325 New Boston Rd. and meanders easterly towards The Bogs and Tripps Mill. As the Buzzards Bay Coalition website describes, this land is part of the Mattapoisett River Reserve. The day I walked, I turned back at the sign (shown below) the sun was getting lower and temps were falling.
Couple your next stressful shopping trip to Wareham Crossing with a calming visit to this dormant cranberry bog and beautiful wooded conservation area. The trailhead address is located at 29 Papermill Rd. Wareham, MA 02576. You can learn more about Douglas Westgate’s impressive and important legacy to Wareham conservation by reading the one page article posted on the information kiosk. Also check out the site description and downloadable map from the Buzzard’s Bay Coalition’s website here: Douglas S. Westgate Conservation Area
With many stops for photography, the full loop of about 1.75 miles total took my dog Autumn and myself about 50 minutes to complete. You could easily complete the entire loop in less time and or pick a shorter loop, there are options. I think my favorite part was walking along the flowing Weweantic river. Sorry for the shaky video, I need to invest in a gimbal. As always, get outside.
Tinkhamtown Woodlands in Mattapoisett MA – This Buzzards Bay Coalition trailhead is located at 29 Long Plain Road, is easily accessible and has a small dirt parking lot. We made the long 0.8 mile trek to Tinkham Pond from Long Plain Rd. in about 25 minutes. The well trafficked and marked trail has essentially no elevation gain, making this trail a good choice for a less arduous walk . There are a few spur trails, but they are overgrown and not maintained, it was fairly easy to pick to correct path. Total walk time round trip: about 1 hour.